Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Wii U
Wii U

Mario Kart 8

May 30, 2014
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About this game

Developer: Nintendo EAD
Content Rating: Everyone


Driving up a waterfall or across the ceiling can provide an intense adrenaline rush, but that’s not all anti-gravity is good for. It also provides a wild new gameplay mechanic: if you collide into other racers in zero-g, you’ll earn speed boosts worth bragging about. Luckily, you can upload and share your best moments and watch your friends’ using the all-new Mario Kart TV.* Returning features include 12-player online play*, gliders, underwater racing, motorbikes, and custom karts. You can even race as Bowser’s seven minions, the Koopalings!

Critic Reviews

46 Reviews
Justin TowellMay 28, 2014
Mario Kart 8 is a slick and gorgeous-looking kart racer that's perfectly solid but not always as exciting or addictive as we've come to expect from the series.
Jonathan BoldingMay 15, 2014
Like much about the game, it balances frustrating randomness with exercises of supreme timing and skill. It balances the old, iterative parts with the shiny and new. It is very much Mario Kart: Take it or leave it. The core is the same as ever, but this is kart racing at its finest. If you have a Wii U and even a modicum of interest, grab it.
Jeff GrubbMay 15, 2014
Mario Kart is typically the best racer for most people. That’s no different with Mario Kart 8. Nintendo has combined its classic gameplay (finely tuned as ever) with beautiful visuals, and the result is something that I love playing — and so will most people.


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